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Following the Trend: World’s Largest High-End Watches

What is so special about large high-end watches? Well, it is certainly a matter of taste, but let’s face it, large timepieces with large dials offer more functionality and convenience. However, it is worth noting that a “large watch” means significantly different things to each one of us. Thus, for some people, a large luxury watch is a timepiece measuring 42mm; for others, it should be no less than 46mm in diameter. Moreover, almost all of the new models can be called large if compared with vintage watches measuring 35-37mm. Anyway, whether you like them or not, large high-end watches are on trend these days. Here are just several examples of these stylish timepieces.

1. Hublot King Power Oceanographic 4000
Created in association with the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the Hublot King Power Oceanographic 4000 is a professional dive luxury watch measuring 48mm in diameter. It is available in two limited edition series: with a carbon fiber case (500 copies) and with a titanium case (1000 copies). Each piece is powered by an in-house automatic movement and has water resistance of up to 4,000 meters.

Hublot King Power Oceanographic 4000

2. Panerai Radiomir 8 Days GMT
This large piece of high-end watches for men comes in an 18k white gold case measuring 45mm in diameter. However, its size is not the only impressive thing about this model. The fact is that it is equipped with the first hand-winding mechanical movement executed entirely by Panerai. Composed of 247 components, it ensures incredible 8 days or 192 hours of power reserve. This model is limited to only 250 pieces.

Panerai Radiomir 8 Days GMT in 18k White Gold (PAM00200)

3. IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage 55
Inspired by the history of the pilot watches from the 1940s, the Big Pilot’s Heritage 55 features a titanium case measuring 55mm in diameter, which makes it the largest wrist watch ever produced by IWC. Moreover, limited to only 100 copies worldwide, this model is powered by an in-house hand-winding mechanical movement known as the “Jones Caliber.”

IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage 55

4. Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime
Measuring 47.4mm in diameter, this 18k white gold Patek Philippe is a perfect example of the world’s largest high-end watches. However, it is distinguished not only by its size, but also by a variety of features that it offers, including moon phases, second time zone, perpetual calendar with leap year cycle, alarm, and minute repeater. This unique timepiece is equipped with a hand-winding mechanical movement composed of 1,366 parts.

Patek Philippe Grand Complications Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300G-001

5. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
All Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph models feature large cases, but this 18k rose gold watch is truly exceptional. First of all, it measures 48mm in diameter, which is uncommon for a jewelry timepiece. Secondly, it is decorated with impressive 1,000 diamonds weighing more than 16 carats. Besides, this model is equipped with a precise self-winding movement.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

These were only a few examples of large high-end watches produced by the leading manufacturers. There are actually many of them so that you are sure to find something special to meet your needs. Go to our collection for more examples of these fabulous timepieces!